Stoner movies are an entire genre for a reason. Packing a bowl, sitting back, and watching a good film is one of the true pleasures in life, but finding something to stream can be an ordeal — especially if you’ve already smoked.
This 420, we decided to make it easier on you and rounded up a list of classic and more unorthodox films, documentaries, and TV shows on Netflix to binge as you get high.
The list includes everything from cult stoner classics like Planet Earth and Mac & Devin Go to High School to unintentionally weed-friendly TV series like The Great British Baking Show.
Browse the 10 best stoner movies on Netflix below and let us know your favorite go-to weed companion in the comment section.
American Vandal was the most-watched show of 2017, but if you still haven’t seen it, use 420 as the ultimate excuse to binge the whole season.
Taking place in a high school, the series revolves around a crime: 27 faculty cars vandalized with phallic images, resulting in a subsequent witch hunt for the perpetrator. The true-crime mockumentary perfectly satirizes the genre — think a ridiculous version of Making a Murderer or Serial.
However, the show is more than penis jokes (though there are a lot), as you’ll actually get yourself caught up in the burning question — who drew the dicks?
Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman
Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman revolves around a Tokyo businessman (aka a salaryman) who leads a double life, skiving off his day job to sample some of the city’s most indulgent desserts.
But this isn’t a regular food show, Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman is a mix of philosophical musings, office politics, out-of-this-world trippy sequences, and of course lots of desserts.
Each episode is named after a Japanese dessert and features such glorious food photography that it will leave you drooling — munchies or not. Even better, each episode of Kantaro takes place in a real-life Tokyo sweet shop, so you can do your own salaryman tour of the city.
Mac & Devin Go to High School
Sometimes you just want to watch a classic stoner film. While Mac & Devin Go to High School is no Friday or Half Baked, it deserves a spot on your smoking watch list.
The movie follows Snoop Dogg’s struggle to graduate high school, assisted by a very fresh-faced Wiz Khalifa in his acting debut. The movie is classic stoner fare—plenty of weed jokes and a particularly memorable dentist visit—but its next-level soundtrack provided by the film’s stars sets it apart and gifted us with the forever summer anthem, “Young, Wild & Free.”
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Getting philosophical about our place in the vast universe was practically invented by stoners, so of course, a space-themed documentary had to feature on this list.
Created by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and hosted by the inimitable Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey aims to explain and marvel at the wonders of our universe. The series also serves as an homage and spiritual sequel to Carl Sagan’s iconic docu-series, Cosmos (another stoner must-watch).
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Inexplicably, Netflix doesn’t have the whole Lord of the Rings trilogy, but no 420 list would be complete without at least one LOTR mention and The Fellowship of the Ring is a good place to start.
The lightest of all three films, The Fellowship of the Ring features beautiful cinematic shots, tender bromance moments, and journey montages that will leave you with an urge for a road trip, as well as a hazy dedication to learning Elvish.
It also features the ultimate stoner scene, with Gandalf blowing next-level smoke rings that will have you and your buddies attempting to replicate Gandalf the Grey’s smoking skills.
Fritz Lang’s 1927 sci-fi classic may seem a little highbrow for a smoke session, but Metropolis is actually the perfect movie to smoke to.
Don’t let the fact that it’s black and white put you off, Metropolis is a heavily-referenced visual masterpiece that will blow your stoned mind. It’s also a great film for those who tend to get political when high. The film is based on a seemingly utopian society made possible by an underground world of exploited workers. Perfect for educating yourself on cinematic history, while hatching stoned revolutionary plans.
The Great British Baking Show
If you smoked a bit too much and you’re getting paranoid, what you need is the sheer wholesomeness and low stakes entertainment of The Great British Baking Show.
The series puts a group of amateur bakers to the test as they vie to impress the judges to be named the best amateur baker in the U.K. As you can tell from the trailer, there’s sharp criticism, drama, and lots and lots of delicious baked goods (we recommend having some snacks handy).
Planet Earth & Planet Earth II
Wildlife documentaries are a no-brainer for watching while high and Planet Earth is one of the very best. Netflix has both the classic 2006 docu-series and its sequel, Planet Earth II, giving you approximately 14 hours of beautiful footage delving into the wonders of our world.
Narrated by David Attenborough with an original score by Hans Zimmer, Planet Earth will take you around the world, all from the safety of your couch.
Donnie Darko is undoubtedly a darker choice than some of the other stoner movies on this list, but if you’re in the right mindset this film has everything you could want in a late night movie — teen angst, time travel, and a great 1980s soundtrack.
Donnie Darko’s moody atmosphere lends itself to an introspective high, but for the more outgoing among us, the movie’s ending will give you hours worth of debate.
The Ultimate Beastmaster
While The Ultimate Beastmaster is 100 percent not aimed at stoners, there’s no escaping the simple fact that it’s the best TV show to watch while high.
Firstly, it’s created by Sylvester Stalone, which alone is a reason to watch. Secondly, it follows over-enthusiastic athletes as they attempt to pass an over-the-top obstacle course called ‘The Beast’ in the hopes of being crowned ‘The BeastMaster.’
The entire series is ridiculous, but once blazed, it levels up into a fall-on-the-floor-laughing viewing experience — trust us.
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